Is stradic discontinued?

Stradic for many years has been an iconic name in the fishing industry. A combination of good performance and good price point has made it really popular. So we were a little surprised that they ditched the Stradic name.

Is Shimano stradic a good reel?

The Shimano Stradic Fl is one of the best all-around spinning reels. After thoroughly testing the Shimano Stradic FL for a year, I can confidently say it’s one of the best spinning reels available. This spinning reel is the Swiss Army knife of fishing.

What does Fl mean Shimano?

Shawno – FL is the model – the most recent to be exact – the last stradic I believe was the fj. The F indicates its european – the letter after that indicates which model – fa-fb-fc- etc – They do skip some letters however.

Are stradic reels worth the money?

The Shimano Stradic Ci4+ is a fantastic reel. At $229, it is a bit of an investment but well worth the money when you think about what all you can do with it. I would definitely recommend this spinning reel to anyone looking for a good one.

Is the Shimano Stradic sealed?

Shimano Stradic 4000 Spinning Reel Rubber Sealed Bearing Set Top quality Chromium Steel balls for extended life and corrosion resistance. All bearings come pre-lubed with a waterproof grease and rubber seals to keep moisture and contamination out.

Can you use Shimano Stradic in saltwater?

The Shimano Stradic FK reel is an excellent choice for both fresh and saltwater and is available HERE. For the higher-end angler that wants a reel that can go from finessing the smaller species to holding up under the load of a large bull red or snook, I can highly recommend purchasing this great reel.

What does FB mean on Shimano reels?

This short blog attempts to explain what those letters and numbers mean. Shimano reels use the following format for their reels: FAMILY : MODEL : SIZE : GEAR RATIO : SPOOL DEPTH. As an example: Stradic FB 3000 XGM. Family = Stradic. Model = FB.

What does 10000 mean on a fishing reel?

Choosing a fishing rod to go with this size reel: 10,000 or 100 model sizing gives you a large capacity fishing reel which will often perfectly pair up on any fishing rod that is 10 foot or more in length. You can even use in conjunction with a spin type boat rod or jigging rod rated above 10Kg.

Is the stradic fl the same as the CI4?

The FL also has the Micro Module gears with silent drive. By the way this is the same gears as the Shimano Stella’s. Basically better gears built for more abuse. weight 7.9oz (2500 size) The Ci4 is a lighter reel coming in at 6.7oz (2500 size), due to new lighter rotor, has Hagane gear, and X-ship.

Is the stradic CI4 + rotor built to last?

Incorporating exciting concepts like Hagane Gear, G-Free Body, CI4+, X-Ship, CoreProtect, and the totally new Magnumlite Rotor which allows a super light feel when you turn the handle, the new Stradic CI4+ is built to last. Unfortunately we cannot provide you this service with your current cookies preferences.

Which is stiffer stradic CI4 or FB-Shimano?

This highly technical material is 2.5 times stiffer than CI4 and is used to increase weight savings. Total Protection: The concept of COREPROTECT is simple… to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.

What kind of reel does a Shimano stradic use?

Shimano Stradics are solid reels that will last a very long time. I have two Ci4 1000’s and a 2500 to go with an Exsense EXSC3000MHG which weighs 7.1 oz. All are a joy to use. I have a 2500 FL I bought last September and used all fall on my TUCR 8′ MLXF rigging rod, it is extremely smooth and balances well with this rod.